...I have done some pretty extensive research on this family & thought I would post Josephine's obit, in case anyone else is researching this line. I hated to delete this from my files but I am NOT related. However, I do have a couple of current family contacts for this family if someone is interested.
Mrs J. Hickam Dies
Mrs Josephine S. Hickman, 89, of 211 NW 16th, died Sunday at a city nursing home after a short illness.
Services have been set for 3:00pm Wednesday at Hahn-Cook, Street & Draper Funeral Home with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Mrs Hickman was founder of the Daughters of the American Revolution Genealogical Library. She was born near Sherman, Texas, and lived on a cattle ranch with her parents, Mr and Mrs Harvey O Sperry. Sperry is recognized in the Cowboy of Hall of Fame.
In 1906, she married Andrew R. Hickam, past principal of Oklahoma City High School. He was a banker and businessman until his death in 1956.
She moved to Oklahoma City in 1911, and had lived at her present residence since 1922.
Mrs Hickam joined the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution in 1914. She served as the Regent for the city chapter from 1919 until 1924 and state Regent from 1925 until 1929. During that time she founded the DAR Genealogical Library, which later became part of the Oklahoma State Historical Library.
She also organized a design contest and appointed a committee to develop a new state flag for Oklahoma. The design chosen was approved by the Tenth Oklahoma Legislature on April 2, 1925 and has been the official flag since that time.
She joined the National Society of Colonial Dames in 1924 and served as state president from 1939 to 1941.
Mrs Hickam also served for many years on the board of the YWCA and on the board of the Goodwill Industries. She worked as a Red Cross "Gray Lady" during and after World War II.
She became an early member of the Twentieth Century Club and twice served as it's President.
In the 1930's she co-founded the Planned Parenthood Association of Oklahoma, and continued as a board member and honorary board member. She was a member of the Republican Women's Club and the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club.
She had been a member of First Baptist Church in Oklahoma City for 60 years, and frequently participated in the church's women's activities.
Mrs Hickam is survived by a daughter, Mrs Helen H. Martin, of Chevy Chase, MD., three grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation or to the Planned Parenthood Association.